Sausalito / Marin
SAN RAFAEL, SAUSALITO, TIBURON, LARKSPUR, PT. REYES, MILL VALLEY
Affluent bedroom communities and humble houseboat colonies, deeply rooted farmers and ranchers and cosmopolitan connoisseurs of sleek eateries and bars all provide Marin County, San Francisco’s near northern neighbor, its character. Marin’s human resources are matched by its natural features. The wind-whipped beauty of Point Reyes National Seashore, the hiking and cycling on Mount Tamalpias (“Mt. Tam’’) and the serene redwoods of Muir Woods offer a wide range of options. Tiburon, with its classic Main Street and central waterfront location is an ideal spot to refresh along the Bay. The pretty town of Sausalito spills down its hillside locale to Bridgeway, Sausalito’s main drag, with its fine dining, galleries, shopping, strolling, and picture-perfect views of San Francisco across the Bay.
Directions: Drive north on 101 across the Golden Gate Bridge. The Blue & Gold Fleet runs ferries to Sausalito, Tiburon and Angel Island State Park from Fisherman’s Wharf and the Ferry Building. Golden Gate Transit operates ferries to Sausalito and Larkspur from the Ferry Building. The family-owned Angel Island-Tiburon Ferry also runs daily.